This course will examine issues and topics surrounding the management of map and geospatial data collections and services. Broadly, the course will cover the role of information professionals and librarians in the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Emphasis will be put on the academic and government setting, but GIS use in industry and other sectors will also be examined. Topics covered in the course will include the history of geographic information sources from paper to digital, GIS reference, critical cartography, geographic Information and map literacy; data acquisition and licensing; open data, open software, and open government; spatial data infrastructure, data archiving, web mapping, and spatial analysis.
Note: Please see GGR1922H Topics in Geographical Information Science for related course. This is an online course in winter 2018 with no specific meeting day and time.